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The Company You Keep [2013] [R] - 1.4.6



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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A group of former Weather Underground activists are revealed after one of them, wanted for the death of a bank security officer, turns herself in decades after the indictment. With Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Terrence Howard, Chris Cooper, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Sam Elliott, Brenan Gleeson, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci and Nick Nolte. Directed by Robert Redford. [2:05]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - We see an older man, shirtless (his bare chest is shown) and lying in bed; he speaks to an older woman about being out of bed, implying they had slept together the previous night.
 A young woman makes a remark to a young man about how they had "hooked up" in college and the young woman tries to play it down. A woman advises a young man that two people she had been criminally linked to in the past were also "lovers." An older man confronts an older woman about how they had a child that was given up for adoption.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Many police officers and FBI investigators draw their guns on a woman, they surround her and we see her being placed in handcuffs as a man shouts that she is being arrested for murder; we then hear a female reporter announce that a woman had been arrested 30 years after she had murdered a man during a bank robbery. Four police officers with their guns drawn corner an older man, we see the older man's hands bound as he is lead to a helicopter and a male police officer says that the man is being arrested for murder.
 An older man slides down an embankment as he runs from police officers with guns drawn and police dogs. A man struggles as two male police officers grab him and drag him through a train isle. As a crowd of excited people leave a crowded hotel during a fire alarm, we see an older man quickly race away and duck into a subway. An older man jumps over a fence and tries to run, until a car drives up and another older man shouts at him, reassuring him that he had not been calling the police. A young man drives off the side of a dirt road and his car is partially in a ditch; he gets out of the car, unharmed.
 We see a small explosion as a reporter explains that protests were being held against a war. An older man shows a young man a series of photographs of a man throwing an explosive at a flag.
 A young man watches news footage of a reporter announcing that a man and a woman had been involved in a shoot-out at a bank that resulted in a man's death. A young man watches a television reporter announce that an older man had been released from custody after he was arrested for the death of a man; the reporter then adds that an older woman had been arrested for the man's death. A television report discusses how a man was being arrested after he was found to be plotting a series of murders in protest. A female reporter announces that a man is wanted for murder. We see CCTV footage of four people holding up a bank at gunpoint as a man explains that four people had been arrested for holding up a bank and killing a security officer.
 A young man angrily confronts an older man about covering for four people wanted for robbing a bank at gunpoint and killing a security officer. An older woman confronts an older man about abandoning her when she was holding up a bank at gunpoint; the older man then accuses the woman of killing an innocent man. A man shouts at an older man and a girl, telling them not to move because he is a police officer; the older man hands over paperwork to the man and shouts that he is the girl's legal guardian. An older man shouts angrily at another older man. A man shouts angrily at a young man. An older man whisper-shouts at an older woman. An older man tells a young man that he knows his older brother was involved in a criminal gang that would "blow up buildings." A woman tells a young man about a variety of people being "murdered" by the government on college campuses and that there were uprisings and protests. A man tells a young man that an older man's wife had died in a car accident a year earlier. An older man remarks to another older man that he thought a passing man had died; the older man remarks, "A lot of people died, but some came back" (meaning people had faked their deaths). An older man makes a series of remarks about people being involved in a series of protest movements. A man mentions how an older man's wife had died a previous year and the older man remarks that his daughter had "just lost her mother." A man warns a young woman that a female prisoner is being considered "dangerous" and instructs her not to hand her anything dangerous.
 A young man discovers his apartment door kicked open, his apartment in disarray and we see him holding a warrant.

PROFANITY 6 - About 15 F-words and its derivatives, 1 not fully enunciated F-word, 1 sexual reference, 18 scatological terms, 3 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, name-calling (nuts, some kind of stalker, doped-up hippies running around, schmuck, capitalist dog), 4 religious profanities, 9 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - We see two men loading large sealed bags of marijuana into a boat, we see two men unloading drugs off a boat onto shore as a woman sends away the Coast Guard, a woman remarks that she "runs weed," a young man tells a man that he knew the man had sold marijuana when he was younger, and a young man makes a snide remark about a man growing marijuana. We see a young man drinking a beer at a bar, and an older man drinks a can of beer.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Anti-war movements, domestic terrorism, revenge, defending yourself, crisis of conscience, adoption, self-actualization, motivation,

MESSAGE - Regret and guilt will eventually catch up with people.

Special Keywords: S1 - V4 - P6 - MPAAR

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